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The Irish Influence in Latin America: A Brief History

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UPDATED August 1st, 2016 Next week many of us in the United States will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. In school this week, our children will wear green, see shamrocks everywhere, and may even learn the history of St. Patrick, the patron…

Get Your Kids Excited About School After Spring Break

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UPDATED August 1st, 2016 Ah, spring break. Kids look forward to this week-long vacation almost as much as they do their winter or summer vacation. Parents may look forward to the end of spring break, so that everyone can go back to their…
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How to Finance Your Child’s College Education

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For many parents, the thought of paying for their children’s college education can bring about feelings of pressure and anxiety. And with some schools costing more than $200,000 for a four-year degree, it’s certainly understandable. Whether…

Movin’ on Up: 12 Ways Kids Can Get Ahead Before Graduating High School

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The importance of learning life skills for teens beyond the classroom can’t be underestimated. Proper preparation for college, working, travelling or volunteering, can reap great rewards for high-school kids during those first lean years…

Sorting it Out: 14 Ways to Help Your Kid Get Organized at School

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Raise your hand if your kids need classroom organization tips to get squared away for school. As the academic year progresses, you’ve probably attended a parent/teacher conference and heard both the good and not so good about your kid. If…

Staying Sharp: 14 Ways to Keep Your Kid Learning During Winter Break

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Believe it or not, winter break will be here before you know it. Your kids could probably tell you the exact number of weeks, days and minutes until vacation begins. To them, winter break = a break from school = FREEDOM! But as a parent, it's…

After School Cool: 15 Out-of-the-Box Activities for Your Kid to Try This Year

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At a young age we learn much of what guides us through life and children are magnets—their brains attract and hold onto new information without even trying. That’s why in this age of video games and TV babysitters, it’s crucial to give…

Giving Back: 15 Awesome Gift Ideas for that Extra Special Teacher in Your Kid’s Life

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We all had favorite teachers. Perhaps yours was the one who let you get away with murder because he saw your true potential and believed in you, or maybe it was that teacher who inspired you to reach for the stars. Perhaps your favorite teacher…

The Change Challenge: 10 Ways to Help Your Kid Cope with Being in a New School

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You may never have experienced it, but take it from us—it’s hard to be the new kid in school. From simply finding your way around to learning the cafeteria hierarchy, it’s no easy feat to feel good and fit in. High school sophomore Miranda…